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IIDA Announces Christie Porter as Recipient of the 2022 Anna Hernandez/Luna Textiles Visionary Award
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CHICAGO — IIDA is pleased to announce Christie Porter, IIDA, Founder and CEO of ONE NINE Architecture as the recipient of the 2022 Anna Hernandez/Luna Textiles Visionary Award. Porter is also founder of two other organizations, ONE NINE for Humanity and ONE NINE Mercantile. This annual award honors a woman business owner making valuable contributions to the design industry.

“Christie stands as an outstanding example of the power and purpose of this award,” said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA. “She exemplifies how the power of design improves quality of life for communities near and far to support creativity, generosity, leadership, and mental health.”

After 16 years in the industry, Porter founded ONE NINE Architecture in 2018 with a mission to enact courageous, bold change in the architecture and design fields. Based in Irvine, CA., ONE NINE Architecture services commercial tenant improvement, retail, multifamily, non-profits, education, and medical projects as well as residential new build, additions, and remodels.

ONE NINE for Humanity is the non-profit organization created from ONE NINE Architecture. The team consists of designers who are passionate about using their skills to help international communities in need by providing home building and housing facilities, structural and design improvements for facilities, as well as supplies and resources. The organization also connects disadvantaged youths with counseling and mentoring programs. Additionally, ONE NINE Mercantile repurposes textiles and other materials donated by ONE NINE Architecture from their client projects to create new interior design products that are then sold or donated back to the non-profit to provide personal space makeovers for kids in low-income or disadvantaged households.

This year’s entries were reviewed by a committee of interior design industry professionals: CI Group Chief Operating Officer Gilbert Broco, IIDA; Gensler Miami Principal and Managing Director Diana Farmer-Gonzalez, IIDA; Jacobs Design Principal of Interiors James Kerrigan, FIIDA; Pembroke Vice President, Head of Interior Design, Angie Lee, FIIDA; and Object Agency (O|A) Principal and Creative Director Jon Otis, IIDA.

Porter will be honored during the 2022 IIDA Annual Meeting on June 12. She will also receive $5,000 from the IIDA Foundation.

For more information, contact IIDA Senior Director of Member Services, Monae Redmond at mredmond@iida.org.

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